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Here at Travelettes, our love for Thailand is undying and forever more. Sorry to sound pretty gushy about that country, but it’s definitely a fav of ours. Sure, there’s Bangkok with Khao San Road and its never-ending bustling fun; sure, there’s the sandy partying of the southern islands; but how about some northern culture in the serene and stunning city of Chiang Mai?

The “Rose of the North” is Thailand’s fifth …

[ Written by Sophie | 1 Apr 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

Finding the perfect piece of luggage is a bit of a trial and error affair. We’ve all been seduced by fancy looks over functionality. We’ve all thought we’ve invested in a bag that would ‘last a lifetime’, only to find that two weeks of hauling around on buses/trains/planes has caused it to split right at the wrong time. We’ve all wanted to have the perfect bag that would apply to …

[ Written by Sophie | 3 Mar 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

When it comes to large, established department stores, Harrods seems to always be the tourist fixation when visiting London… but think of Liberty when you want to get less mainstream and more eclectic. Sure, both of these places are incredulously expensive but sometimes, when a girl has to window shop, she might as well do it at the most exclusive and worldly superstore of Britain’s most fabulous city!

Nestled comfortably somewhere between …

[ Written by Sophie | 25 Feb 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

I love to travel, so please don’t let the title of this post make you think otherwise! But if you’re a traveller who tends to take fatty chunks of time off to live the life of a backpacking nomad, you’ll understand that sometimes it can get to the point where you can feel, in your gut, that it is just time to go home. And hey, that’s ok! I remember …

[ Written by Sophie | 16 Feb 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

The summer in Australia is raging hard, fast and hot at the moment. The beauty of the glorious Aussie summer brings the stereotypical care-free and sunshine drenched beach lifestyle, but there’s no time to beach bum around. With the temperatures soaring, don’t waste time lying on the beach topping up your tan. Get involved with the hundreds of water adventures available and indulge your inner explorer with some out-of-this–world underwater …

[ Written by Sophie | 8 Feb 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Miso. No longer will this name evoke images of the healthy Japanese soya bean and seaweed broth. Instead, “Miso” will flower the images of incredible street art, homemade tattoos and amazing maps needle-pricked from memory. Sounds like a pretty epic transition, but once you have trawled this post for all the breath-taking and exquisite images of Miso’s work, you’ll understand why the art prevails over the soup.

Miso, also known as …

[ Written by Sophie | 16 Jan 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

I’m not going to lie, I am a breakfast addict. I love it. It gets me out of bed in the morning and adds the sunshine into my morning even if I wake up to the traditional UK weather. Being a newly returning Brit from Australia, not only is the rainy and cold weather getting me down, but so is the cafe culture. The cafes and breakfast spots in Australia …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Anyone who has ever been on long traveling stints knows that romance and love can feature quite heavily in the experience. Whether you meet the love of your life while on the road, partied hard enjoying single life or traveled with your partner, it will always be an exciting venture. Traveling with a partner is generally considered to be wildly romantic as you have someone to smooch at sunset, hold …

[ Written by Sophie | 16 Nov 2013 | 9 Comments | ]

The day of Halloween is finally upon us; the time for creepy stories around a fire, the day for scary costumes, the night for trick or treating neighbours. I love this time of year as it’s an excuse to dress up, ask strangers for sweets and generally have a fear-full time! And what better way to celebrate this holiday than a good ole horror story?
I’m sure anyone who’s ever been …

[ Written by Sophie | 31 Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | ]